1
Lumea IPL 9000 Series

Lumea

IPL device

6 months hair-free1

Philips Lumea Prestige, BRI956/00

The most effective IPL, 6 months after a full treatment cycle 3

BRI958/00

Philips Lumea Prestige, BRI956/00

6 months hair-free smooth skin1

92% hair reduction already after 3 treatments4

SenseIQ technology

Our new Lumea IPL 9000 Series is our fastest and most efficient IPL solution ever. It provides easy total-body hair removal so you can achieve salon-smoothness from the comfort and cleanliness of your own home. In addition, the Lumea IPL app gives you continued support and personalised treatment guidance. 

1 Median result: 78% hair reduction on legs, after 12 treatments.

3 Median result: 58% hair reduction after 12 treatments.

4 When following treatment schedule, individual results may vary.

Philips Lumea Prestige video thumbnail

What is IPL and how does it work?


Intense Pulsed Light uses warm gentle light to put hair to sleep. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses warm gentle pulses of light to put the hair to sleep, preventing it from growing back for up to six months*. With Lumea, women typically see a 92% hair reduction after just three treatments**.

 

*Median hair reductions after 12 treatments: 77% on legs, 64% on bikini, 64% on armpits

**Measured on legs, after 3 treatments, 27 out of 55 women reach 92% or higher results

Is IPL suitable for me?
 

Lumea IPL 9000 is effective on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hair and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. As with other IPL-based treatments Lumea cannot be used to treat white, grey, light blonde or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin.

Suitable skin tones

Body hair colour table

Suitable body hair colours

Skin tone table

Senses, adapts, cares


Lumea IPL 9000 Series is designed to understand your skin, detecting your skin tone – even if seasonal sun changes your colour - and selecting the most comfortable light setting for that tone. The three intelligent attachments adapt programmes tailored for each body area.

One Lumea, every curve.


Specially designed attachments are shaped to perfectly fit every curve of each body area, for effective treatment on your way to six months of hair-free smooth skin*. Discover where you can use Lumea as part of your hair removal routine.

Your step by step guide to Lumea treatments

Shaving, step 1

Step 1

Remove hair by shaving, epilating or waxing
Skin tone detection, step 2

Step 2

Select the right setting for your skin tone using the SmartSkin sensor.
BRI956 Lumea step 3

Step 3

Hold Lumea at a 90 degree angle and press the flash button.
BRI956 Lumea Step 4

Step 4

Start moving Lumea across the treatment area by either holding down the flash button, or pressing when needed.
Lumea IPL app

With you every step of the way


The free Lumea IPL app features personalised treatment programmes, adaptive scheduling and tips and tricks for getting long-lasting smooth skin even more easily.

How to use the Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series

Lumea IPL hair removal, how to use

What others say about Lumea IPL 9000 Series

What's in the box?

Philips Lumea IPL 9000

Feel smoother. Our fastest and most efficient IPL hair removal device yet, Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series offers easy, at home IPL. Specifically designed for the body's curves, its 4 intelligent attachments fit and adapt to treat each specific body part.

Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series also has a premium pouch.

Philips Lumea IPL face attachment

Face attachment

Flat window for precise use on the upper lip, chin or jawline. Additional red filter automatically adjusts the light treatment for gentle and effective use on your face.
Philips Lumea IPL body attachment

Underarm attachment

Curved-out design for maximum skin contact in harder-to-treat areas.
Philips Lumea IPL body attachment

Body attachment

The largest curved, contour-following design for fast treatment on large body areas like legs, arms and stomach.
Philips Lumea IPL precision attachment

Bikini attachment

Bikini attachment is gentle and comfortable, even in sensitive areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lumea safe to use on the face?

 

Facial skin is more sensitive and more exposed to the sun on a regular basis. Most Lumea models include a special facial attachment with a UV filter that prevents skin damage (SC1996, SC1997, SC1999, SC2006, SC2007, SC2008, SC2009, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954, BRI956, BRI959). By checking your skin type, you can choose the specific setting that will ensure effective yet gentle treatment on your face. As the area around your eyes is very sensitive, we recommend to only use Lumea  below the cheekbones in order to avoid the risk of eye damage. To achieve optimal results on the cheeks, upper lip and chin, stand in front of a mirror to get a good view of the area to be treated and the "ready to flash" light.

 

(Please note: Lumea Advanced SC1991, SC1992, SC1993, SC1995 cannot be used on the face).

 

Are there any long term effects of IPL usage? Is it safe for my skin?

 

Professional IPL hair removal treatments have existed for 25 years and research hasn't shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues, in fact no serious side effects or damage from long-term use have been reported.  Philips Lumea was developed in conjunction with leading dermatologists and tested with over 2000 women.  Lumea IPL technology is derived from the technology used in professional salons but adapted to fulfil all the safety regulations for home-use appliances.  As with any skincare product, it is important to use the appliance in accordance with the user manual. 

 

Lumea's safety system ensures that light flashing is only possible if the attachment is in full contact with the skin. The integrated UV filter ensures that the light only affects the hair and not the skin. If your skin is too dark, the skin colour sensor prevents the emission of flashes. We recommend that you use Lumea in a well-lit room, to reduce the perceived brightness of the flash. Side effects and complications, while possible, are very unlikely as long as you use Lumea according to the instructions and precautions included in the user manual.

 

Professional IPL hair removal treatments have existed for 25 years and research hasn't shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues, in fact no serious side effects or damage from long-term use have been reported.  Philips Lumea was developed in conjunction with leading dermatologists and tested with over 2000 women.  Lumea IPL technology is derived from the technology used in professional salons but adapted to fulfil all the safety regulations for home-use appliances.  As with any skincare product, it is important to use the appliance in accordance with the user manual. 

 

Lumea's safety system ensures that light flashing is only possible if the attachment is in full contact with the skin. The integrated UV filter ensures that the light only affects the hair and not the skin. If your skin is too dark, the skin colour sensor prevents the emission of flashes. We recommend to use Lumea in a well-lit room, to reduce the perceived brightness of the flash. Side effects and complications, while possible, are very unlikely as long as you use Lumea according to the instructions and precautions included in the user manual.

Professional IPL hair removal treatments have existed for 25 years and research hasn't shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues, in fact no serious side effects or damage from long-term use have been reported.  Philips Lumea was developed in conjunction with leading dermatologists and tested with over 2000 women.  Lumea IPL technology is derived from the technology used in professional salons but adapted to fulfil all the safety regulations for home-use appliances.  As with any skincare product, it is important to use the appliance in accordance with the user manual. 

 

Lumea's safety system ensures that light flashing is only possible if the attachment is in full contact with the skin. The integrated UV filter ensures that the light only affects the hair and not the skin. If your skin is too dark, the skin colour sensor prevents the emission of flashes. We recommend to use Lumea in a well-lit room, to reduce the perceived brightness of the flash. Side effects and complications, while possible, are very unlikely as long as you use Lumea according to the instructions and precautions included in the user manual.

Is the flashing light on my Lumea safe for my eyes?

 

Philips Lumea has been developed with your safety in mind and it does not hurt your eyes. The safety system prevents flashing when the device is not fully in contact with the skin. Make sure that you make good skin contact to avoid unnecessary scattered light and never use Lumea in the area around your eyes or for treating your eyebrows. It is not necessary to wear goggles during use. Use Lumea in a well-lit room so that the light is less glaring to your eyes. A well-lit room reduces the perceived brightness of the flash.

 

Can I use Lumea for a full bikini area depilation (such as a "Brazilian")?

 

Lumea is safe and gentle enough to treat the entire bikini area, so if you want a Brazilian or a Hollywood (just a strip of hair or no hair at all) go right ahead. To prevent discomfort we advise you use a lower setting for darker and pigmented areas. For sensitive areas of the pubic area you can use a lower setting based on your comfort level. The reason for the lower setting is that these areas are more sensitive to IPL/feel less comfortable if you are using IPL. Never use Lumea on the inner labia, vagina or anus.

 

Can I use Lumea while I am pregnant or breast-feeding?

 

No. Philips Lumea has never been tested on pregnant or breast-feeding women and should therefore not be used in these cases. Philips worked with leading dermatologists to develop Lumea and they have advised not to use Lumea, or any other light-based hair removal method, during pregnancy or breast-feeding to avoid any side effects.

 

Can I use Philips Lumea on moles or freckles?

 

No, do not use Philips Lumea directly on or close to big moles or freckles. If there is a mole in the area you want to treat try to flash around it, because the energy of the light will be absorbed by the pigment of the mole. Treating a mole or freckle directly can cause discomfort or even result in a burn. 

 

Does IPL have a negative impact on my health or fertility in any way?

 

No, IPL is not health intrusive. Professional IPL has been around for the last 25 years and research hasn't shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues.

 

Can I use Lumea during the summer months?

 

Yes. Philips Lumea can be used throughout the year, including in the summer months. There are, however, precautions to be taken before and after tanning. With tanning we mean sunbathing; it is okay to have some sunlight on your skin from being outside.

 

Tanning before using Philips Lumea:

* Wait at least 48 hours after tanning before you use Philips Lumea.

* Do not use Philips Lumea if you have sunburnt skin and for as long as the sunburn persists.

* Be aware that all types of tanning darken the skin.

* Always check the recommended skin-hair colour table and adapt the light intensity to a lower setting if appropriate to avoid skin reactions and side effects.

 

Tanning after using Philips Lumea:

* Your skin will be more sensitive directly after the treatment.

* Wait at least 24 hours or until all redness has disappeared before you expose treated areas to the sun.

* Cover treated areas when you go out into the sun or use a sunblock (*50 SPF) in the 48 hours after treatment.

 

Does the Lumea IPL treatment hurt?

 

In extensive Lumea research, no women rated the experience as painful, providing that correct settings were used according to skin tone and  hair colour. In the tests, some women did describe "a warm sensation", "prickling" or "itching" which in most cases disappeared within a few minutes to up to one hour. To get accustomed to Philips Lumea, we recommended that you try test flashes near the area you are intending to treat, using the lowest recommended light setting. Once you are comfortable with this, you can increase the light setting, step-by-step if necessary, but it should never become painful.

 

Pain can occasionally be experienced during or after treatment:

 

* If you have used Lumea on unshaved skin

* If you use Lumea at a light intensity that is too high for your skin colour

*  If you flash the same area repeatedly

*  If you use Lumea on open wounds, inflammations, infections, tattoos, burns, etc.

 

Are there any side effects during or after treatments?

 

If you use your Lumea according to the instructions, you should not experience any serious side effects. 

However, these minor skin reactions may be experienced:

 

* Redness: the appearance of slight to moderate redness immediately after the treatment is both harmless and normal and will disappear quickly. 

* Warmth: you may feel warmth, itching and a burning or tingling sensation during the treatment. Again, this is normal and you will find that the sensation disappears immediately after treatment. 

 

Please read the user manual - especially the contraindication list - carefully and follow the instructions at all times. If any other side effects appear, please consult a doctor.

 

What health or skin conditions prevent the use of IPL?

 

Never use IPL if you suffer from any of the diseases listed below: 

 

-If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localised cancer in the areas to be treated. 

-If you have a history of vascular disorder, such as the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas to be treated. 

-If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction. 

-If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex, wounds or lesions and haematomas in the areas to be treated.

-If you have diabetes, lupus erythematodes, porphyria or congestive heart disease. 

 

Never use the device on the following areas: 

 

-On warts, tattoos or permanent make-up. This can result in a burn and a change in skin colour.

 

Note: this list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we advise you consult a doctor.

 

Why can't IPL be used on dark skin?

 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) reduces the re-growth of hair by applying pulses of light to the hair follicle beneath the skin. The pulses of light are absorbed by the hair's melanin (colour pigment), so effectiveness depends on the level of melanin in the hair. (Blonde, grey and white hairs do not contain any or enough melanin, so IPL treatment will never work on these hair colours. Red hair contains a different type of melanin which is not responsive to IPL). 

 

Furthermore, IPL requires a low level of melanin in the skin so that the skin will not attract the light. Dark and very dark skin tones are more prone to absorb the light, which can cause skin damage such as burns, blisters or discolouring. You can assess your skin tone in the skin tone/hair colour chart in the user manual and online. (Please note: Lumea models SC2004, SC2005, SC2006, SC2007, SC2008, SC2009, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954 BRI956, BRI959 are suitable for dark skin tones, none of the Lumea models are suitable for very dark skin tones).

Philips Lumea comes with a skin tone sensor on models BRI860, BRI861, BRI862, BRI863, BRI864, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954, BRI956, BRI959, SC1981-SC1985, SC1996, SC1997, SC1999; this sensor ensures that a pulse will only be emitted on suitable skin tones.

100% satisfaction or your money back

100% Satisfaction or your Money Back, Philips Lumea
We want you to be satisfied with your Philips products, however, if after using your product you aren't satisfied for whatever reason then we're offering a 100 day money back guarantee on eligible Philips Lumea IPL products.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive 15% off your next purchase at the Philips online shop

Be the first to hear about new products and sales

Early access to exclusive offers and more!

*
* This field is mandatory
*